Denise Wise Bio
Denise Wise, Program Director of Diabetes Action, Resources and Training, Richmond, VA. DART is a six-week program where participants meet once a week for a two hour session. The overall goal is to teach diabetics day-to-day self-management of their disease. The core component of the DART program is a brief educational presentation on a variety of topics related to the prevention and/or management of diabetes. The program provides interactive education in the form of cooking demonstrations and physical activity. Peer educators are utilized to facilitate certain portions of the program. The office is described as a kitchen designed to provide an atmosphere of being at home sitting around the kitchen table having conversation. This design is called ‘The Kitchen Table” Model.